Well, we discovered today that the POTUS is taking time off from DC and riding through RB, going incognito as a baseball bat toting skinhead. I chalk it up to the Sequester: no White House tours and Secret Service lay-offs, yeah, that's gotta hurt.
Despite the odd start to the ride, we did manage to enjoy the trip to Del Dios, which featured a drop down Lake Drive and then a way-too-steep ascent to get back on the DD Hwy. The swing through Rancho Santa Fe was scenic and swift, followed by the climbs to San Elijo Hills, where we stopped to chat with Veso Mandaric of Mandaric Bicycles. The Elfin Forest/Harmony Grove section was the usual: Great Riding; and we followed everything up with carb-dense treats at Petersons' Donuts.
Next week the mileage is dialed back for the... Highland Valley Loop Date: Tuesday March 19, 2013 Time: 9:00am Scenic riding on Highland Valley Road, with plenty of hills.
On the long-range radar: April means it's time for a Borrego Five-O, and April 13th is the tentative date.